Are engineers undervalued? 8 tips for more appreciation

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. “Engineers are undervalued in comparison to other professionals”, someone wrote me. I hear this often. And this despite the fact that technology companies often complain that there is a shortage of engineers. The 2016 salary survey by Technisch Weekblad shows that the pay of an engineer rose considerably by 4.6% compared to previous years. Are engineers…

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12 Keys to create balance in your engineering career (part 2)

Voor Nederlands, Klik hier. In my last article I gave you 5 keys to create balance in your engineering career. The first keys are to list your values, to determine your priorities for success, to manage your time well, to simplify your life and to celebrate. In this article I am giving you 7 more…

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12 Keys to create balance in your engineering career (part 1)

Voor Nederlands, Klik hier. “There is no work-life balance. We have one life. What’s most important is that you be awake for it.” ― Janice Marturano So, you have a big deadline tomorrow. Clients keep on calling you on the phone. Email notifications are tumbling into your inbox and there’s another colleague asking for something….

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This is how you make a business plan for yourself

Voor Nederlands, klik hier. Most companies have a business plan. This is a formal document including an executive summary, a company overview, some information about products and/or services, a marketing plan, and details of the company’s financial plan. It’s a lot of work and most investors require this before putting money in your company. Two…

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